Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

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BloodyChamp
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

Post by BloodyChamp »

FTReelty wrote:fry them cypress trout up-erything good in hot grease!
Lol cypress trout. We call them swamp bass.
Geno67
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

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I have never seen or caught one.
GaryDroze
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

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I can fix that for you. Guaranteed hookups in the swampy canal across from the East River Pool at St Marks Refuge. Use mudminnows and 30lb braid on a stout catfish rod, and keep your fingers away from their business end.
Geno67
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

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Not real sure I want to see or catch one. I don't see many people raving about eating them. You eat them?
relicshunter
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

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I caught about a 6 lb one in Newnan Lake in Gainesville 10 years ago. I tried making fish patties out of it. Just couldn't get past the total mush texture. Never tied a ladyfish they are just to good a bait to even think twice. One ladyfish will get you many more GOOD fish in return.
ragansm1
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

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Mix the meat up with onion,egg, and bread crumbs. Make into patties like salmon patties. Fry in pan with oil. Not bad
AugustusMccrae
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

Post by AugustusMccrae »

There’s actually one mounted behind the buffet in the Mayo Cafe. :lol:
BloodyChamp
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Re: Record-class bowfin lurk in Refuge canals

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AugustusMccrae wrote:There’s actually one mounted behind the buffet in the Mayo Cafe. :lol:
Mayo, Fl? I've been in that cafe and that tackle shop/pecan cracking shop :lol: :lol: :lol: We ran the pecan outfit over in Monticello for years and years and did alot of work with them. As for the cafe, I don't remember the Bowfin but that might be because the last time I was in there my poor Grandfather (who was experiencing the first stages of dementia in hindsight) almost got us killed lol!
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